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MAJEURE FORCE 2

Night Gallery is pleased to present Part Two of our ten-year anniversary exhibition Majeure Force. This exhibition showcases the brilliant artists whose work has graced our gallery since we opened our doors and also artists whose work will be included in upcoming exhibitions. In the face of the global pandemic, the exhibition takes on new significance, a display of the creative spirit and the deep roots of our community, which has rallied together to produce this beautiful collective effort during times of turbulence.

Install 1

Installation view of Majeure Force, Part Two, featuring works by Melanie Schiff, Sterling Ruby, Rose Marcus, JPW3, and Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack.

JPW3

JPW3, 13 More Outdoor, 2020

The thrust of history can be felt throughout Majeure Force, Part Two, regarded with a mix of reverence, ambivalence, and subversion. Works by Kandis Williams, Jesse Mockrin, and Rashaad Newsome crop, cut, and reassemble historic works of art, destabilizing prevalent narratives and invigorating appropriated imagery with new meaning. Others, like Tau Lewis, Grant Levy-Lucero, Khari Johnson-Ricks, and Anne Libby, revive craft-based traditions to gesture toward contemporary experiences, placing their own creative endeavors within the continuum of our collective past. Other works speak to the timelessness of influence, whether by sneaky allusion, as in Andy Woll’s “Mt. Wilson (Velázquez IV),” or through direct depiction, as in Cynthia Daignault’s “Screen Test: John.” And still others speak reflectively on the passage of time: Paul Heyer floods timeless symbols with new meaning, toward a utopian vision, while Melanie Schiff’s photographs speak to the layers of mediation that define our momentary experiences.

Install 3 (davida)

Installation view of Majeure Force, Part Two, featuring works by Cara Benedetto, Tau Lewis, and Elaine Stocki. 

Tau

Tau Lewis, Passing the green specimoon, 2020

Elaine Stocki

Elaine Stocki, Untitled, March 29, 2020

Across two installments, Majeure Force features work by Marcel Alcalá, Sarah Awad, Andrea Marie Breiling, Cara Benedetto, Han Bing, Derek Boshier, Josh Callaghan, Cynthia Daignault, Mira Dancy, Ian Davis, Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Awol Erizku, Derek Fordjour, Samara Golden, Paul Heyer, Ridley Howard, Tomashi Jackson, Khari Johnson-Ricks, JPW3, Wanda Koop, David Korty, Grant Levy-Lucero, Tau Lewis, Anne Libby, Jasmine Little, Rose Marcus, Jesse Mockrin, Robert Nava, Rashaad Newsome, Elise Rasmussen, Anna Rosen, Brie Ruais, Sterling Ruby, Melanie Schiff, Elaine Stocki, Claire Tabouret, Marisa Takal, Sean Townley, Christine Wang, Sterling Wells, Kandis Williams, and Andy Woll.

Install 2

Installation view of Majeure Force, Part Two, featuring works by Rose Marcus, Kandis Williams, Jesse Mockrin, and JPW3.

Kandis

Kandis Williams, Toxic Exotica Sketch 2, 2020

Across disciplines, Kandis Williams’ work focuses on the body as a site of experience that is simultaneously co-opted as a symbol by the spectator. Her collage work frequently incorporates images from anthropological textbooks alongside images from contemporary advertising, counterculture celebrities, and dance performances, placed in formal compositions that belie their philosophical tensions. Williams has frequently returned to botanical imagery, drawing a comparison between human sexuality and the reproductive systems of plants. In doing so, she points out the artifice of metaphor as it debases and moralizes the concept of the ecosystem into narratives of force and opposition.

 

 

Kandis install

Installation view of Majeure Force, Part Two, featuring works by Kandis Williams. 

Jesse Mockrin

Jesse Mockrin, Blinded, ridiculed, pitied, 2020

Install 3

Installation view of Majeure Force, Part Two, featuring works by Jesse Mockrin, Josh Callaghan, Claire Tabouret, Marisa Takal, and Khari Johnson-Ricks. 

Slide-Show

Slide-Show Thumbnails
Josh Callaghan, Paperclip Figure, 2020

Josh Callaghan
Paperclip Figure, 2020
stainless steel
68 x 41 x 36 in (172.7 x 104.1 x 91.4 cm)
JC094

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Josh Callaghan, Paperclip Dog, 2020

Josh Callaghan
Paperclip Dog, 2020
stainless steel
36 x 43 x 31 in (91.4 x 109.2 x 78.7 cm)
JC093

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Marisa Takal, People, 2020

Marisa Takal

People, 2020

oil on canvas

65 x 55 in (165.1 x 139.7 cm)
MT082

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Grant Levy-Lucero, Grandma Lenas tortillas: 5 c flour  3 tsp baking soda 2 tsp salt 3/4 c shortening  1 c warm water approx., 2020

Grant Levy-Lucero
Grandma Lenas tortillas:
5 c flour 
3 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
3/4 c shortening 
1 c warm water approx.,
2020
ceramic, glazed
Dimensions Variable, Overall: 26 x 54 x 12 in (66 x 137.2 x 30.5 cm)

GLL106

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JPW3 13 More Outdoor, 2020

JPW3
13 More Outdoor, 2020
oil pastel, acrylic, marker, pen, and pencil on charred panel
82 x 48 in (208.2 x 121.9 cm)
JPW3255

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Rashaad Newsome, Twirl, 2019

Rashaad Newsome
Twirl, 2019
collage on paper
41 1/8 x 31 1/8 x 2 1/4 in (104.5 x 79.1 x 5.7 cm)
RNE001

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Sarah Awad, Pairing 4, 2020

Sarah Awad
Pairing 4, 2020
oil, acrylic and vinyl paint on canvas
78 x 90 in (198.1 x 228.6 cm)
SA038

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Elaine Stocki, Untitled, March 29, 2020

Elaine Stocki
Untitled, March 29, 2020
Watercolor on canvas
70 x 43 in (177.8 x 109.2 cm)
ES001

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Cara Benedetto, TV Painting (Amanda), 2020

Cara Benedetto
TV Painting (Amanda), 2020
digital print on canvas, oil pastel, and marker in Purple Heart wood artist frame

31 x 41 x 1 1/2 in (78.7 x 104.1 x 3.8 cm)
CB021

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Anne Libby, Elevator Lake, 2020

Anne Libby
Elevator Lake, 2020
satin and batting
46 x 68 in (116.8 x 172.7 cm)
AL049

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Ian Davis
Rollercoaster (version), 2020
acrylic on panel
24 x 18 in (61 x 45.7 cm)
ID030

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Kandis Williams, Toxic Exotica Sketch 2, 2020

Kandis Williams
Toxic Exotica Sketch 2, 2020
Xerox collage with ink and charcoal on watercolor paper
29 1/2 x 25 1/2 in (74.9 x 64.8 cm)
KW135

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Samara Golden, Where is my thinking cap?, 2020

Samara Golden
Where is my thinking cap?, 2020
extruded polystyrene foam board, epoxy, wood, fabric, polyurethane glue, caulk, acrylic paint, nail polish, aluminum foil, wrapping paper, plastic dishware, rubber bands, marbles, found materials
59 x 144 x 15 1/2 in (149.9 x 365.8 x 39.4 cm)
SGO114

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Luke Murphy, Quilt and Discarded Chair, 2020

Luke Murphy
Quilt and Discarded Chair, 2020
discarded chair, wire, wood, P4 mm LED matrix panels, video driver cards, cables, power supplies, mini PC, software, code
18 x 48 x 40 in (45.7 x 121.9 x 101.6 cm)
LMU001

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Mira Dancy, Black Sky Sirens (Splash), 2013

Mira Dancy
Black Sky Sirens (Splash), 2013

ink, acylic, glitter on dyed cotton

50 x 65 in (127 x 165.1 cm)

MD016

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Josh Callaghan, Paperclip Figure, 2020

Josh Callaghan
Paperclip Figure, 2020
stainless steel
68 x 41 x 36 in (172.7 x 104.1 x 91.4 cm)
JC094

Josh Callaghan, Paperclip Dog, 2020

Josh Callaghan
Paperclip Dog, 2020
stainless steel
36 x 43 x 31 in (91.4 x 109.2 x 78.7 cm)
JC093

Marisa Takal, People, 2020

Marisa Takal

People, 2020

oil on canvas

65 x 55 in (165.1 x 139.7 cm)
MT082

Grant Levy-Lucero, Grandma Lenas tortillas: 5 c flour  3 tsp baking soda 2 tsp salt 3/4 c shortening  1 c warm water approx., 2020

Grant Levy-Lucero
Grandma Lenas tortillas:
5 c flour 
3 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
3/4 c shortening 
1 c warm water approx.,
2020
ceramic, glazed
Dimensions Variable, Overall: 26 x 54 x 12 in (66 x 137.2 x 30.5 cm)

GLL106

JPW3 13 More Outdoor, 2020

JPW3
13 More Outdoor, 2020
oil pastel, acrylic, marker, pen, and pencil on charred panel
82 x 48 in (208.2 x 121.9 cm)
JPW3255

Rashaad Newsome, Twirl, 2019

Rashaad Newsome
Twirl, 2019
collage on paper
41 1/8 x 31 1/8 x 2 1/4 in (104.5 x 79.1 x 5.7 cm)
RNE001

Sarah Awad, Pairing 4, 2020

Sarah Awad
Pairing 4, 2020
oil, acrylic and vinyl paint on canvas
78 x 90 in (198.1 x 228.6 cm)
SA038

Elaine Stocki, Untitled, March 29, 2020

Elaine Stocki
Untitled, March 29, 2020
Watercolor on canvas
70 x 43 in (177.8 x 109.2 cm)
ES001

Cara Benedetto, TV Painting (Amanda), 2020

Cara Benedetto
TV Painting (Amanda), 2020
digital print on canvas, oil pastel, and marker in Purple Heart wood artist frame

31 x 41 x 1 1/2 in (78.7 x 104.1 x 3.8 cm)
CB021

Anne Libby, Elevator Lake, 2020

Anne Libby
Elevator Lake, 2020
satin and batting
46 x 68 in (116.8 x 172.7 cm)
AL049

Ian Davis
Rollercoaster (version), 2020
acrylic on panel
24 x 18 in (61 x 45.7 cm)
ID030

Kandis Williams, Toxic Exotica Sketch 2, 2020

Kandis Williams
Toxic Exotica Sketch 2, 2020
Xerox collage with ink and charcoal on watercolor paper
29 1/2 x 25 1/2 in (74.9 x 64.8 cm)
KW135

Samara Golden, Where is my thinking cap?, 2020

Samara Golden
Where is my thinking cap?, 2020
extruded polystyrene foam board, epoxy, wood, fabric, polyurethane glue, caulk, acrylic paint, nail polish, aluminum foil, wrapping paper, plastic dishware, rubber bands, marbles, found materials
59 x 144 x 15 1/2 in (149.9 x 365.8 x 39.4 cm)
SGO114

Luke Murphy, Quilt and Discarded Chair, 2020

Luke Murphy
Quilt and Discarded Chair, 2020
discarded chair, wire, wood, P4 mm LED matrix panels, video driver cards, cables, power supplies, mini PC, software, code
18 x 48 x 40 in (45.7 x 121.9 x 101.6 cm)
LMU001

Mira Dancy, Black Sky Sirens (Splash), 2013

Mira Dancy
Black Sky Sirens (Splash), 2013

ink, acylic, glitter on dyed cotton

50 x 65 in (127 x 165.1 cm)

MD016

Claire

Claire Tabouret, Sleeping B, 2020

Samara

Samara Golden, Where is my thinking cap?, 2020

Samara 2

Details of Samara Golden, Where is my thinking cap?, 2020

Samara Golden’s sculptures and installations create surreal, richly psychological experiences that warp the viewer’s perception of space. Installed on walls and ceilings, her sculptures recreate social settings from impossible vantage points, seemingly defying gravity through plays of scale and use of sculptural trompe l’oeil. “Where is my thinking cap?,” 2020, presents a life-sized banquet table mounted on the wall so that the viewer may see its bountiful offerings from the perspective of a bird’s eye view. The particularity of the table settings – baked fish resting atop its aluminum wrapping, a bottle of Sutter Home wine, a tiny tupperware container for salad dressing, among others – conjures a scene of unexpected social specificity, lending the tableau an uncanny, dreamlike familiarity.  Close inspection of the work, meanwhile, reveals Golden’s plays of material. Working primarily with epoxy resin atop foam board, Golden conjures a stunning array of objects of completely different textures and densities, from fried eggs to whipped cream to the very tablecloth upon which everything sits, which “falls” to the “floor” as though by alternative laws of physics. The feast is an elaborate fiction, though it, too, is hand-made in the manner of the festive meal it replicates, revealing the place of the artist within the seemingly anonymous and hallucinatory world of her own making.

 

Install (davida)

Installation view of Majeure Force, Part Two, featuring works by Samara Golden, Josh Callaghan, and Grant Levy-Lucero.

Grant


Grant Levy-Lucero,
Grandma Lenas tortillas:
5 c flour
3 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
3/4 c shortening
1 c warm water approx.
, 2020

install (davida 2)

Installation view of Majeure Force, Part Two, featuring works by Marisa Takal and Khari Johnson-Ricks.

Khari

Khari Johnson-Ricks, Wajinru Landing, 2020

Khari Johnson-Ricks’ artworks build dreamlike scenes from hand-cut paper constructions, conjuring action-packed tableaus amid surreal landscapes. These images find moments of physical tension as opportunities for formal reconciliation. The specificity of bodies-in-montion on display in Johnson-Ricks’ paintings pay tribute to real gestures and physical practices inscribed with historic and communal meaning; as the artist writes, “Cultivating these movement practices acts as space for sanctuary and becomes a covert language especially for marginalized people... The collection of movement traditions and the making of new ones continues to be one of the most important reminders of the self and the community and can propel questions of joy, love, safety, health and history.” Fraught yet balanced, frozen yet vigorous, the works ultimately suggest worlds of sweeping possibility distilled from the everyday.

Sarah

Sarah Awad, Pairing 4, 2020
 

Luke

Luke Murphy, Quilt and Discarded Chair, 2020

Install 5

Installation view of Majeure Force, Part Two, featuring works by Cynthia Daignault, Luke Murphy, Daniel G. Lomack, and Mira Dancy.

Thumb-Show

Thumb-Show Thumbnails
Sarah Awad, Pairing 4, 2020

Sarah Awad
Pairing 4, 2020
oil, acrylic and vinyl paint on canvas
78 x 90 in (198.1 x 228.6 cm)
SA038

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Where The Hood At?, 2019

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack
Where The Hood At?, 2019
found mixed media
Dimensions variable
DTGL005

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Mira Dancy, Black Sky Sirens (Splash), 2013

Mira Dancy
Black Sky Sirens (Splash), 2013

ink, acylic, glitter on dyed cotton

50 x 65 in (127 x 165.1 cm)

MD016

Inquire
Luke Murphy, Quilt and Discarded Chair, 2020

Luke Murphy
Quilt and Discarded Chair, 2020
discarded chair, wire, wood, P4 mm LED matrix panels, video driver cards, cables, power supplies, mini PC, software, code
18 x 48 x 40 in (45.7 x 121.9 x 101.6 cm)
LMU001

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Cynthia Daignault, Screen Test: John, 2011

Cynthia Daignault
Screen Test: John, 2011
oil on linen
72 x 34 in (182.9 x 86.4 cm)
CD077

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Melanie Schiff, Spit Mirror, 2020

Melanie Schiff
Spit Mirror, 2020
pigment print
40 5/8 x 30 5/8 x 2 in (103.2 x 77.8 x 5.1 cm)
Ed. 1 of 3 + 2 A.P.
MS036

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JPW3 13, More Outdoor, 2020

JPW3
13 More Outdoor, 2020
oil pastel, acrylic, marker, pen, and pencil on charred panel
82 x 48 in (208.2 x 121.9 cm)
JPW3255

Inquire
Cara Benedetto, TV Painting (Amanda), 2020

Cara Benedetto
TV Painting (Amanda), 2020
digital print on canvas, oil pastel, and marker in Purple Heart wood artist frame

31 x 41 x 1 1/2 in (78.7 x 104.1 x 3.8 cm)
CB021

Inquire
Marisa Takal, People, 2020

Marisa Takal

People, 2020

oil on canvas

65 x 55 in (165.1 x 139.7 cm)
MT082

Inquire
Paul Heyer, Cooling Off, 2020

Paul Heyer
Cooling Off, 2020
oil and acrylic on polyester
72 x 56 in (182.8 x 142.2 cm)
PH130

Inquire
Samara Golden, Where is my thinking cap?, 2020

Samara Golden
Where is my thinking cap?, 2020
extruded polystyrene foam board, epoxy, wood, fabric, polyurethane glue, caulk, acrylic paint, nail polish, aluminum foil, wrapping paper, plastic dishware, rubber bands, marbles, found materials
59 x 144 x 15 1/2 in (149.9 x 365.8 x 39.4 cm)
SGO114

Inquire
Elaine Stocki,  Untitled, March 29, 2020

Elaine Stocki
Untitled, March 29, 2020
Watercolor on canvas
70 x 43 in (177.8 x 109.2 cm)
ES001

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Sterling Ruby, MORTAR (7343), 2020

Sterling Ruby
MORTAR (7343), 2020
ceramic
4 1/2 x 28 x 17 in (11.4 x 71.1 x 43.2 cm)
STR001

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Rashaad Newsome, Twirl, 2019

Rashaad Newsome
Twirl, 2019
collage on paper
41 1/8 x 31 1/8 x 2 1/4 in (104.5 x 79.1 x 5.7 cm)
RNE001

Inquire
Anne Libby, Elevator Lake, 2020

Anne Libby
Elevator Lake, 2020
satin and batting
46 x 68 in (116.8 x 172.7 cm)
AL049

Inquire
Kandis Williams, Toxic Exotica Sketch 1, 2020

Kandis Williams
Toxic Exotica Sketch 1, 2020
Xerox collage on various papers with ink and handmade adhesive medium on watercolor

32 x 25 1/4 in (81.3 x 64.1 cm)
KW134

Inquire
Josh Callaghan, Paperclip Dog, 2020

Josh Callaghan
Paperclip Dog, 2020
stainless steel
36 x 43 x 31 in (91.4 x 109.2 x 78.7 cm)
JC093

Inquire
Grant Levy-Lucero, Grandma Lenas tortillas: 5 c flour  3 tsp baking soda 2 tsp salt 3/4 c shortening  1 c warm water approx.,

Grant Levy-Lucero
Grandma Lenas tortillas:
5 c flour 
3 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
3/4 c shortening 
1 c warm water approx.,
2020
ceramic, glazed
Dimensions Variable, Overall: 26 x 54 x 12 in (66 x 137.2 x 30.5 cm)

GLL106

Inquire
Rose Marcus, Central Park (Bench Man), 2017

Rose Marcus
Central Park (Bench Man), 2017
pvc, velvet, Inkjet print on adhesive vinyl, iron frame 85.5 x 72 in (217.2 x 182.9 cm)
RM068

Inquire
Melanie Schiff, From Anne, 2020

Melanie Schiff
From Anne, 2020
pigment print
18 1/2 x 27 1/2 x 1 1/2 in (47 x 69.9 x 3.8 cm)
Ed. 1 of 3 + 2 A.P.
MS037

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Ian Davis, Rollercoaster (version), 2020

Ian Davis
Rollercoaster (version), 2020
acrylic on panel
24 x 18 in (61 x 45.7 cm)
ID030

Inquire
Sarah Awad, Pairing 4, 2020

Sarah Awad
Pairing 4, 2020
oil, acrylic and vinyl paint on canvas
78 x 90 in (198.1 x 228.6 cm)
SA038

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Where The Hood At?, 2019

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack
Where The Hood At?, 2019
found mixed media
Dimensions variable
DTGL005

Mira Dancy, Black Sky Sirens (Splash), 2013

Mira Dancy
Black Sky Sirens (Splash), 2013

ink, acylic, glitter on dyed cotton

50 x 65 in (127 x 165.1 cm)

MD016

Luke Murphy, Quilt and Discarded Chair, 2020

Luke Murphy
Quilt and Discarded Chair, 2020
discarded chair, wire, wood, P4 mm LED matrix panels, video driver cards, cables, power supplies, mini PC, software, code
18 x 48 x 40 in (45.7 x 121.9 x 101.6 cm)
LMU001

Cynthia Daignault, Screen Test: John, 2011

Cynthia Daignault
Screen Test: John, 2011
oil on linen
72 x 34 in (182.9 x 86.4 cm)
CD077

Melanie Schiff, Spit Mirror, 2020

Melanie Schiff
Spit Mirror, 2020
pigment print
40 5/8 x 30 5/8 x 2 in (103.2 x 77.8 x 5.1 cm)
Ed. 1 of 3 + 2 A.P.
MS036

JPW3 13, More Outdoor, 2020

JPW3
13 More Outdoor, 2020
oil pastel, acrylic, marker, pen, and pencil on charred panel
82 x 48 in (208.2 x 121.9 cm)
JPW3255

Cara Benedetto, TV Painting (Amanda), 2020

Cara Benedetto
TV Painting (Amanda), 2020
digital print on canvas, oil pastel, and marker in Purple Heart wood artist frame

31 x 41 x 1 1/2 in (78.7 x 104.1 x 3.8 cm)
CB021

Marisa Takal, People, 2020

Marisa Takal

People, 2020

oil on canvas

65 x 55 in (165.1 x 139.7 cm)
MT082

Paul Heyer, Cooling Off, 2020

Paul Heyer
Cooling Off, 2020
oil and acrylic on polyester
72 x 56 in (182.8 x 142.2 cm)
PH130

Samara Golden, Where is my thinking cap?, 2020

Samara Golden
Where is my thinking cap?, 2020
extruded polystyrene foam board, epoxy, wood, fabric, polyurethane glue, caulk, acrylic paint, nail polish, aluminum foil, wrapping paper, plastic dishware, rubber bands, marbles, found materials
59 x 144 x 15 1/2 in (149.9 x 365.8 x 39.4 cm)
SGO114

Elaine Stocki,  Untitled, March 29, 2020

Elaine Stocki
Untitled, March 29, 2020
Watercolor on canvas
70 x 43 in (177.8 x 109.2 cm)
ES001

Sterling Ruby, MORTAR (7343), 2020

Sterling Ruby
MORTAR (7343), 2020
ceramic
4 1/2 x 28 x 17 in (11.4 x 71.1 x 43.2 cm)
STR001

Rashaad Newsome, Twirl, 2019

Rashaad Newsome
Twirl, 2019
collage on paper
41 1/8 x 31 1/8 x 2 1/4 in (104.5 x 79.1 x 5.7 cm)
RNE001

Anne Libby, Elevator Lake, 2020

Anne Libby
Elevator Lake, 2020
satin and batting
46 x 68 in (116.8 x 172.7 cm)
AL049

Kandis Williams, Toxic Exotica Sketch 1, 2020

Kandis Williams
Toxic Exotica Sketch 1, 2020
Xerox collage on various papers with ink and handmade adhesive medium on watercolor

32 x 25 1/4 in (81.3 x 64.1 cm)
KW134

Josh Callaghan, Paperclip Dog, 2020

Josh Callaghan
Paperclip Dog, 2020
stainless steel
36 x 43 x 31 in (91.4 x 109.2 x 78.7 cm)
JC093

Grant Levy-Lucero, Grandma Lenas tortillas: 5 c flour  3 tsp baking soda 2 tsp salt 3/4 c shortening  1 c warm water approx.,

Grant Levy-Lucero
Grandma Lenas tortillas:
5 c flour 
3 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
3/4 c shortening 
1 c warm water approx.,
2020
ceramic, glazed
Dimensions Variable, Overall: 26 x 54 x 12 in (66 x 137.2 x 30.5 cm)

GLL106

Rose Marcus, Central Park (Bench Man), 2017

Rose Marcus
Central Park (Bench Man), 2017
pvc, velvet, Inkjet print on adhesive vinyl, iron frame 85.5 x 72 in (217.2 x 182.9 cm)
RM068

Melanie Schiff, From Anne, 2020

Melanie Schiff
From Anne, 2020
pigment print
18 1/2 x 27 1/2 x 1 1/2 in (47 x 69.9 x 3.8 cm)
Ed. 1 of 3 + 2 A.P.
MS037

Ian Davis, Rollercoaster (version), 2020

Ian Davis
Rollercoaster (version), 2020
acrylic on panel
24 x 18 in (61 x 45.7 cm)
ID030

Paul

Paul Heyer, Cooling Off, 2020

Install 6

Installation view of Majeure Force, Part Two, featuring works by Ridley Howard, Sterling Ruby, Melanie Schiff, and Paul Heyer.

Ridley

Ridley Howard, Garden, 2020

Melanie

Melanie Schiff, Spit Mirror, 2020

Install 7

Installation view of Majeure Force, Part Two, featuring works by Anne Libby, Sterling Ruby, Elaine Stocki, and Rashaad Newsome.

Rashaad

Rashaad Newsome, Twirl, 2019

Rashaad Newsome’s Twirl assembles a figure from images of 17th – 19th century African sculptures. As the artist writes, “This work attempts to reestablish the Black bodies and sculptures as not consumable but rather lasting and heroic. [...] The pose is inspired by vogue spin dips and treats them as a form of active meditation. It's a bit like whirling dervishes. While whirling is concerned with ideas of perfection through constant spinning, spin dips always break the spin and end in a collapse onto the floor. For me, that collapse at the end of the spin is an allegory for the transgressive moment when one lets go of the binary of imperfect and perfect and engages in the incredible pedagogy of reflecting and course correcting.”

Sterling Ruby

Sterling Ruby, MORTAR (7343), 2020
 

Install 8

Installation view of Majeure ForcePart Two, featuring works by Andy Woll and Anne Libby.

Anne Libby

Anne Libby, Elevator Lake, 2020

Andy Woll Mountains

Andy Woll, Mt. Wilson (Vela┼║quez IV), 2020
 

Video-Show